McRaes Sales, Lettings & Management - Lettings

18 The Avenue, Highams Park
London

E4 9LD

Estate Agents

Listed under:  Lettings Agents
100% recommended   Rating McRaes Sales, Lettings & Management - Lettings 9.8/100
350 reviews since 2010
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.8 /10 Overall Rating 9.8/10
Based on 350 reviews since 2010
 
 
 
Professional 9.8/10 Professional Rating 9.8
The firm acted professionally at all times

 
Knowledgeable 9.8/10 Knowledgeable Rating 9.8
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions

 
Friendly 9.8/10 Friendly Rating 9.8
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information

 
Helpful 9.8/10 Helpful Rating 9.8
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" We rented for 9 years with McRaes & would definitely recommend to others. Any issues were always dealt with promptly whilst keeping us fully updated at all times."   more
 
" Great communication and client service, quick responses, and always very accommodating and understanding."   more
 
" Very high level of professionalism. Responsive to all my queries and requests."   more
 
" I had a very good experience working with the agent and I highly recommend them"   more
 
About Us

     
 
Reputations are not built overnight
In Referenceline's view, this track record is more important than the ratings. Don't be impressed by a few old reviews which may not be representative.  Look for firms with a commitment to asking for feedback - good or bad - from their customers.  We recommend that you look for a track record of ratings and reviews in at least 9 of the last 12 months and that you should not be too concerned about an isolated negative review.  Ask the firm for their side of the story.
 


 
Code of Practice
Businesses have a legal responsibility to treat you fairly, but it's often hard to know what questions to ask or what standards to expect.  They are the experts and you should be able to rely on them to help you make decisions.  These questions explain the commitments that this business has made to follow a code of practice and they will help you understand what you have a right to expect.

 
Landlords: Ombudsman: 92%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent tell you about their membership of the Ombudsman scheme?
 
Landlords: Advice: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent advise you on a rental figure reflecting the current market for similar properties?
 
Landlords: Terms: 100%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent confirm your requirements, all fees and charges and their Terms of Business?
 
Landlords: Viewing: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent agree the viewing arrangements with you and comply with these arrangements?
 
Landlords: Marketing: 94%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent ask whether the property should stay on the market after the offer was accepted?
 
Landlords: Client Account: 100%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent confirm that they hold money from tenants in a separate client bank account?
 
Landlords: Deposit Scheme: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent tell you which Tenancy Deposit Scheme they are registered with?
 
Landlords: References: 99%
LANDLORDS. Did the agent take due care in obtaining references of potential tenants?
 
Tenants: Ombudsman: 97%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you about their membership of the Ombudsman scheme?
 
Tenants: Marketing: 97%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you whether the property would stay on the market until your tenancy agreement came into force ?
 
Tenants: Deposits: 98%
TENANTS. Did the agent confirm that any money you pay to them will be held in a separate client bank account?
 
Tenants: Deposit Scheme: 99%
TENANTS. Did the agent tell you which government-backed protection scheme they use to protect your deposit?
 
Tenants: Agreement: 100%
TENANTS. Did the agent give you the opportunity to review the tenancy agreement before signing?
 
Tenants: Inventory: 95%
TENANTS. Did the agent provide a schedule of the condition of the property and, if furnished, an inventory of the contents?
You can see how many customers have said "Yes" in answer to each question, but please don't expect 100% in every case.  Nobody's perfect and some customers may not be completely sure about the answer.  It's more important that you understand these questions and discuss them with the business so that you both agree what good service means for you.  A responsible business will be happy to explain the details to you and it's always better to clarify these points upfront to avoid misunderstandings later on.
 


Most Popular Words
Reputations are about so more than just ratings. What are the words that customers tend to volunteer when a firm is mentioned? Do they mention particular people that work there?

absolutely 4
agreement 4
amazing 7
answered 9
Barbara 26
best 7
Brilliant 8
communication 8
definitely 15
easy 15
efficient 16
estate 11
Excellent 35
experience 22
extremely 13
friendly 77
friends 7
Gill 11
good 44
Great 25
happy 49
help 9
helpful 112
highly 18
informed 9
letting 10
like 7
McRae’s 29
McRaes 54
people 10
pleasant 7
pleased 16
polite 8
process 29
professional 79
property 29
questions 14
quick 14
Really 17
received 7
recommend 47
recommended 9
renting 8
service 123
situation 7
team 18
tenants 7
Thank 27
Thanks 12
understanding 11
These are the words most often used in the reviews for this business. Look for the names and comments that reviewers use most often. We count each word once per review.


 
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Review 22 Feb 2024
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
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Customer Review
 
2 Bedroom flat, highams Park
 
Cost: £1100
 

"We rented for 9 years with McRaes & would definitely recommend to others.
Any issues were always dealt with promptly whilst keeping us fully updated at all times."
 
 
Team:
Gill & Barbara were always a pleasure to speak with both professionally & personal. Thank you!
 
 
 


Review 5 Dec 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
1-bed first floor flat
 
Cost: £1100

"Great communication and client service, quick responses, and always very accommodating and understanding."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara
 
 
 


Review 17 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in E49S
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Two bedroom 1965 purpose built flat. London E4 9SF
 
Cost: £1200
 

"Very high level of professionalism. Responsive to all my queries and requests."
 
 
Team:
Barbara
 
 
 


Review 2 Nov 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Carvedish Road. Highams park
 
Cost: £1000
 

"I had a very good experience working with the agent and I highly recommend them"
 
 
Team:
Jill
 
 
 


Review 4 Sep 2023
Recommended by customer in E4
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 bed Terrage house.
 
Cost: £1800

"Was very easy to deal with. Very friendly and helpful staff. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 29 Aug 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Two bedroom flat, North East London.
 
Cost: £1450
 

" This is our second time using McRaes estate agents and once again we are very happy with the service they provided.
The referencing and rental process can be overwhelming and intrusive, but McRaes were there to guide us every step of the way.

McRaes displayed great communication, were professional but very approachable which are very important qualities to us.

Highly recommend.


"
 
 
Team:
Barbara, Lisa and Gill.
 
 
 


Review 19 Aug 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Experienced 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4 bed double fronted period residence.
 
Cost: £3250

"Dear Craig,
I have spoken to Barbara and must tell you, you are most fortunate to have built up amazing staff who can be fully trusted and are reliable and are able to go above and beyond the service that is offered by the majority of estate agents. It is atestament to yourself and the ethos of your business in addtiona to how your colleagues must feel respected and valved. This is most refreshing, especially in these times!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 20 Apr 2023
Recommended by customer in E17
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 9/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3 Bed 1930's mid-terrace with a lovely long, stepped garden short walk into HP and easy read to Walthamstow. Open plan living space and great potential to extend further.
 
Cost: £5650

"Overall we have been on a journey to get to completion of this specific house, however all the way through (considering we are not the direct client) we felt supported and were kept up to date throughout. It felt like everyone was pulling in the same direction to get everything signed and sealed and were being honest.
Thank you."
 
 
 
 
Team:
Lisa Barbara Craig
 
 
 


Review 13 Jan 2023
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 bed 1st floor flat.
 
Cost: £1100

"Always pleasant service. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara
 
 
 


Review 6 Dec 2022
Recommended by customer in E3 3
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 bed 2 bath.
 

"McRae's was very supportive with the process. All interactions were formidable and staff was very kind. I feel like I had the right information throughout the process. "
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 12 Nov 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 7
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
2 Bed flat.
 
Cost: £1500

"Friendly answered all our questions
Easy process
Would highly recommend!!"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara
 
 
 


Review 1 Nov 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
4-bed end of terrace
 
Cost: £1900

"Very helpful"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Gill Barbara
 
 
 


Review 26 Sep 2022
Recommended by customer in E48R
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Chingford 3 bedroom house
 
Cost: £1600
 

"Excellent service kept well informed throughout the process of renting the property also very friendly staff always willing to answer any questions I had very well informed great experience throughout"
 
 
Team:
Jill and Barbara
 
 
 


Review 2 Aug 2022
Recommended by customer in IG8
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
One bedroom flat for sole residential occupancy
 
Cost: £1150
 

"From the beginning they have been very helpful and communicative, and so far they have provided me with the information I needed to start the tenancy, and my responsibilities as a tenant.

They have also been keeping me updated about landlords decisions, without me having to chase them.


"
 
 
Team:
Barbara Barker
 
 
 


Review 8 Jul 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
1-bed flat E4
 
Cost: £1000
 
 
Team:
Barbara Gill
 
 
 


Review 19 May 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 6
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Rented property in the Chingford area.
 
Cost: £1050
 

"I had to change the name on my tenancy and Mcraes communication was excellent. Any queries I had , they answered and going back and forth with our landlord seemed painless.They made an otherwise difficult situation a lot easy."
 
 
Team:
Barbara and Gill
 
 
 


Review 25 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in IG8
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
3-bed mid-terrace and OSP
 
Cost: £1770

"Hi
Delighted to give a review as highly rate your services and everything Barbara and Gill did.
Top quality and will always recommend!
Super helpful and efficient
Always there for us!"
 
 
 
 
 
 


Review 23 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Semi detached ,east london
 
Cost: £1500
 

"It was excellent"
 
 
Team:
Gill and Barbara
 
 
 


Review 20 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 9
 My Age: up to 29 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
1 bedroom flat in East London
 
Cost: £1200
 

"The team at McRae's have been exceptional since the sale of my property fell through. They provided excellent guidance and support to get my property on the rental market and helped in every step of the way.

Would recommend the whole team for anyone in the same position."
 
 
Team:
Lisa, Gill, Barbara and Craig
 
 
 


Review 4 Apr 2022
Recommended by customer in E4 6
 My Age: 30 - 39 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Professional 10/10
The firm acted professionally at all times
Knowledgeable 10/10
The firm showed a good knowledge of local market conditions
Friendly 10/10
The staff are friendly and give clear and helpful information
Helpful 10/10
The firm helped in the negotiations between landlord and tenant
Show All
 
 
Customer Review
 
Cost: £1550

"Very happy and easy"
 
 
 
 
Team:
Barbara Gill
 
 
 

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